[Pdx-pm] FIOS (was Re: Instance hash ( keyed array ))

Charles Radley cfrjlr at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 05:35:04 PDT 2006

FIOS recently became available on my street (on Bull Mountain).  But I have
had comcast cable broadband for 4 years which is plenty for my needs.  If I
switch to FIOS I would lose my comcast email address and free web space.
And FIOS is slightly more expensive than cable.

I cannot think of any reason for me to switch right now.

I am not sure why anyone would need that much bandwidth, unless they were
running a server farm.

If FIOS begins to offer video on demand and cable channel content, then I
could justify the switch, but right now I get all of that on cable.

It is puzzling why Verizon chose to put FIOS into a market which is already
saturated with Comcast cable.  Perhaps they are targeting DSL users, but DSL
was so slow coming to this area that Comcast cable got in ahead of it.

Charles F. Radley
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>    1. Re: FIOS (was Re:  Instance hash ( keyed array ))
>       (Roderick A. Anderson)
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> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:43:35 -0700
> From: "Roderick A. Anderson" <raanders at acm.org>
> Subject: Re: [Pdx-pm] FIOS (was Re:  Instance hash ( keyed array ))
> To: schwern at pobox.com
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> Michael G Schwern wrote:
> > Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> >>>  Time to replace that 300 baud modem with cable or DSL!
> >> Losing the DSL the end of the month and Adelphia has been 
> bought by 
> >> Time Warner Telecomm so it is interesting trying to get a price or 
> >> place order online.  That 300 baud modem is looking more 
> likely daily -- well
> >>    actually a 56k is what I'll have to use if.
> > 
> > Maybe you're one of those lucky bastards who can get FIOS.
> > http://www.verizon.net/vonads/fios/default.asp
> No such luck.  I live in the 'wilds' of North Idaho -- well 
> not too wild Hayden ( Coeur d'Alene ) still Verizon/GTE has 
> had this area up for sale for years.
> But my up side is the wireless will ready near the end of the month.
> Rod
> -- 
> > Gotta be something good about living out in Beaverton.

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